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What we did on our summer vacations

Wondering why there haven't been any new podcasts up in a while? That's because we've been tied up with some exciting new projects that have kept us out of the studio. Here's what's been in the works behind the scenes...
Summer Dispatches: Teresa on swimming with submersibles

Summer Dispatches: Teresa on swimming with submersibles

This week, correspondent Teresa Chin takes us on a tour beneath the Monterey Bay to explore the sights and creatures of the deep. Cruise a shipwreck, learn how to pilot an underwater research vessel and hear more than you ever wanted to know about jellyfish sex. This episode is rated PGI: Parental Guidance recommended for...
Summer Dispatches: Lo on marine mammal rescue

Summer Dispatches: Lo on marine mammal rescue

This week, Field Trip Correspondent Lo Benichou take us behind the scenes at The Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, California, where wounded seals, sea lions and sea elephants are nursed back to health with the help of dedicated surgeons, volunteers and medicine tablets hidden inside of fish guts. Tune in for a surprising look at...
Summer Dispatches: Becky on human-powered ferris wheels

Summer Dispatches: Becky on human-powered ferris wheels

This week Field Trip Correspondent Becky Palmstrom takes us to a festival in Taung Byone, Myanmar, where we learn how to run a ferris wheel ... using people power. That's right, if you haven't got any electricity, and you MUST run a classic carnival attraction, you've got to hire a bunch of guys to launch...
Summer Dispatches: Laura on beach rocks

Summer Dispatches: Laura on beach rocks

This week we go to to the beach with Field Trip Correspondent Laura Hautala and her Science Mom. Yes, we said Science Mom. And don't worry, it's not in the least bit relaxing, as we learn about why the otherwise lovely gigantic basalt structures at Ecola State Park in Oregon are actually the result of...
Summer Dispatches: Nicole on wetlands

Summer Dispatches: Nicole on wetlands

We're back with another installment of our "Summer Dispatches" series, this time starring Field Trip Correspondent Nicole Jones as she figures out how one plant in Arcata, California is cleaning human wastewater ... using a swamp. That's right, you can clean the grossest thing you can imagine with the second-grossest thing you can imagine. ...
Summer Dispatches: Megan on wildfires

Summer Dispatches: Megan on wildfires

... And we're back! Welcome to Series 3 of the Field Trip Podcast, and this time we're trying something different -- we're bringing in our friends as Field Trip Correspondents. They'll be sharing their science reporting adventures from all over the globe.

Keep it tuned: Series 3 starts on October 1

So much has happened since we last saw you all in June! We've got some exciting announcements, some very special guests and an all-new series on the way starting October 1. We promise that this season will be weirder and grosser and more full of derring-do than ever.
Out in the garage and into the DeLorean -- the inventor field trip in photos

Out in the garage and into the DeLorean — the inventor field trip in photos

A few weeks back, we did a show on garage inventors and DIY culture, and that meant spending the first half of the show hanging out in the backyard shop of inventor Ben Krasnow, a man whose list of garage creations includes homemade Pop Rocks, an ice cream freeze drier, a keyboard that can be played inside...
Into the meat freezer and up a deer's nose: The taxidermy field trip in photos

Into the meat freezer and up a deer’s nose: The taxidermy field trip in photos

If you've listened to our podcast on taxidermy, you've heard us make various "Whoa!" noises as we toured the San Francisco workshop of Leah Wade, who runs the Quiet Science Taxidermy Studio. If you want to see what that was all about, join us here on a photo recap of the field trip.
The Field Trip Podcast gets real with taxidermy

The Field Trip Podcast gets real with taxidermy

In this episode, we visit Leah Wade at San Francisco's Quiet Science Taxidermy Studio to learn about the art of making the dead live again ... sort of. We also check in with Jay Kirk, the biographer of Carl Akeley, the man who created the African Hall at New York's Museum of Natural History and...
The Field Trip Podcast stares into deep space

The Field Trip Podcast stares into deep space

In this episode, we learn about one of the most important -- and the most emotionally charged -- scientific tools at our disposal: the telescope. We speak with planet hunter Geoff Marcy of NASA's Kepler Mission about how scientists are using a telescope in space to search for Earth-like planets -- and maybe life...
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